PhD / post-doc ERC, subproject (iii)
University of Zurich
vor 4 Tg.

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will be assigned the subproject Valladolid, Alberico Gentili's Wars of the Romans (1599) and the Emergence of Intenational Justice, which is linked to subproject (iii) and designed to trace, from the vantage point of Alberico Gentili's Wars of the Romans (1599) and other early modern political thinkers, the Ciceronian legacy in the forming of the law of nations in early modern Europe.

One of the key early modern texts on the moral and legal conditions of international law, Gentili's Wars of the Romans shall primarily be investigated in the context of the famous Valladolid dispute concerning the justice of Spain's imperial possessions, of Machiavellian raison d'état theories, and of emerging natural-law doctrines which came to provide the foundations of nascent international legal thought.

  • At the end of the appointment, the successful candidate shall publish his research findings as a monograph, which may be submitted as a doctoral or postdoctoral thesis;
  • in addition, she or he is expected to publish regularly in peer-reviewed journals; further responsibilities involve the participation in the regular meetings of the research team, attending research-related conferences in Zurich and abroad and helping to organize the project's conferences and symposia.

    Your profile

    Applicants must hold a Master's or Doctor's degree in History, Classics, Philosophy or Political Science, should specialize in early modern intellectual history and the reception of classical antiquity, and have a keen interest in international law.

    Excellent command of written and spoken English as well as good knowledge of Latin are imperative.

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